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Morgan Foundation Supports Internships

Friday, December 26, 2008

Provided by The Plain Dealer
Written by Staff Reporter

Five to seven local students attending Purdue University will receive internships with local startup companies under a new program partly funded by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. The Interns for Entrepreneurship Northeast Ohio Program will match students with companies that work through TechLift. The nonprofit group supports fledging high-tech firms involved in advanced materials, biosciences, information technology, electronics and advanced energy. Besides their summer work, the students will learn more about entrepreneurship, venture capital and technology commercialization from TechLift and JumpStart, a venture-development organization. The Morgan Foundation, of Hudson, supports programs that foster free enterprise. For more information about the internship program, email TechLift through its Web site, techlift.org.